Tecophilaea cyanocrocus Leichtlinii AGM produce flowers that are a lighter blue with a distinctive white eye.
Tecophilaea are cormous herbaceous perennials with linear-lance-shaped basal leaves and 1-2 funnel-shaped, vivid blue or violet. Often white-throated flowers in spring
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus Leichtlinii AGM are fairly easy to grow but will need to be protected from frost if grown outside. They are grown in Alpine houses but are also very suited to rockeries. Soils should be free draining and reasonably fertile and they are happy in acid to neutral soils.
Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs 5cms deep. In subsequent years remove the offsets and these, in time will also produce flowers. Smaller bulbs like these will benefit from bulb starter on planting.
AGM = Awarded a Garden Merit by the RHS as it is easy to grow and a great garden variety.
Flowering height: 4″ (10cm)
Flowering time: March – April
Aspect: Full sun in a sheltered part of the garden.
Soil type: All well drained soils, in heavier soils add grit to help drainage. When potting use equal amounts of a loam based compost and sharp sand.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September onwards